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By Tom Moore, at Griffin Park
Monday, September 23, 2013
League One: Brentford 0 Leyton Orient 2
It’s eight wins in a row for Leyton Orient as they dispatched a Brentford side that failed to lift themselves after they went a goal down.
The Bees had the better of the first hour but when Shaleum Logan hauled down David Mooney in the penalty area after 65 minutes it gave the O’s a chance of the lead.
The frontman made no mistake as he dispatched the penalty with aplomb.
The home side crumbled from that point on and the O’s wrapped up the points five minutes from timewhen Shaun Batt, who had been on the pitch for three minutes after coming on for Kevin Lisbie, produced an excellent finish after a delightful ball from Moses Odubajo to seal the victory.
Since 1995 the away team in this fixture had not won in 90 minutes with Orient last tasting success at Griffin Park in 1993.
The O’s came close in 2007 when Charlie Ide scored a 90th minute equaliser to rescue the Bees, who were hurtling towards relegation that season.
Unsurprisingly, after winning their first seven games, Russell Slade stuck with the side that dispatched Notts County.
It was the home side that made the stronger side as Harlee Dean headed wide after six minutes before a charge forward resulted in a penalty appeal as the game started at a high tempo.
Orient had the best chance to take the lead though as Mooney headed over from close range when he should have tested Richard Lee in the Brentford goal.
The Bees felt they should have had a second penalty when Donaldson went down when clean through however it was denied.
The clear cut opportunities were few and far between in the first half but it livened up in the second.
Clayton Donaldson curled the ball over the bar early on in the half before Tony Craig had a golden opportunity to give his side the lead.
The defender was presented the ball from six yards out but Jamie Jones got down to block the shot.
The Bees were punished for not taking their chances after Dean missed a high ball forward Logan inexplicably tried to take Mooney’s shirt off his back.
Referee James Linington had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Mooney dusted himself down and his penalty was too powerful for the diving Lee.
The goal knocked the stuffing out of the home side and they struggled to get back into the game.
And the game was made safe five minutes from time as Odubajo fed Batt through on goal and the former Millwall man finished with confidence to give Brentford their first home defeat of the season.
Brentford: Lee, Forshaw, Craig, Dean, Donaldson, Grigg (Trotta 74), McCormack (Dallas 75), Logan, Fillo (Teixeira 69), Diagouraga, Taylor.
Unused Substitutes: O’Brien, O’Connor, El Alagui, Reeves.
Leyton Orient: Jones, Omozusi, Vincelot, Cuthbert, Baudry, Cox, James, Lisbie (Batt 82), Mooney (Bartley 89), Odubajo Clarke.
Unused Subtitutes: Larkins, Sawyer, Lasimant, Gorman, Stockley.